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ECLAC Will Present a New Report Analyzing the War in Ukraine’s Socioeconomic Effects on Latin America and the Caribbean

31 May 2022|Announcement

The organization’s Acting Executive Secretary, Mario Cimoli, will unveil the document at a hybrid press conference on Monday, June 6, at the institution’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present next Monday, June 6, a new policy brief in which it examines the economic and social impact of the war in Ukraine on the region, and offers countries recommendations on how to address its effects.

The new document – entitled Repercussions in Latin America and the Caribbean of the war in Ukraine: how should the region face this new crisis? – analyzes economic and social variables as well as the different sectors of the regional economy that have been affected by the armed conflict that began in February of this year, presenting policy proposals to mitigate its impact on the recovery process following the COVID-19 crisis, which the region is still undergoing. The report includes updated estimates on the increase in poverty and extreme poverty in Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2022.

According to the document, the region’s economies are facing a difficult scenario in 2022. First, there is the external context, which pointed to a slowdown in the pace of economic activity and international trade growth even before the war, but which the war, new COVID-19 variants, and higher energy and food prices have made even more difficult. In addition, they face domestic contexts that are increasing poverty and inequality.

This policy brief will be presented via a hybrid press conference (in-person and virtual) given by Mario Cimoli, ECLAC’s Acting Executive Secretary, from the UN regional organization’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile at 11 a.m. local time (UTC/GMT -4).

Members of the media are invited to participate in the press conference, which will take place at ECLAC’s headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, 4th floor). Journalists must have their media credentials or IDs with them to gain entry and must register in advance by sending an email to

The press conference will also be transmitted live via Zoom at the following link:

Journalists interested in participating virtually must register ahead of time as well. They will receive an automated email with instructions for joining.

In addition, the press conference will be transmitted online via the institution’s website and on its social media accounts on Twitter (@cepal_onu) and Facebook ( Journalists will be able to submit their questions ahead of time to the email address, and ECLAC’s Acting Executive Secretary will respond to them once he has finished presenting the document. Questions will only be taken until 11:30 a.m. local time.

Media outlets are invited to participate in the press conference.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration via email at is a prerequisite for attending the press conference in person, but it does NOT guarantee access to the event. Local organizers can restrict entry, if need be, whether due to attendance restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health situation in the host country, or for security or other reasons arising at the time. We thank you in advance for your understanding and respect for these conditions.

The presentation of the report will also be transmitted publicly on ECLAC’s website and at

The full electronic version of this new document by ECLAC, along with a press release and the presentation by Acting Executive Secretary Mario Cimoli, will be available on ECLAC’s website on Monday, June 6, as soon as the press conference has concluded.

What: Launch of a special report entitled Repercussions in Latin America and the Caribbean of the war in Ukraine: how should the region face this new crisis?

Who: Mario Cimoli, Acting Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

When: Monday, June 6, 2022, 11:00 a.m. local time in Chile (GMT -04:00).

Where: ECLAC’s headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, 4th floor).

Also via virtual connection on the Zoom platform (prior registration required).

And on ECLAC’s website and at

For queries and to arrange interviews, contact ECLAC’s Public Information Unit.

Email:; Telephone: (56) 22210 2040.


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